Doorkeeper of the Heart: Versions of Rabi'a
Paperback, 96 pages
Rabia al-Adawiyya was an unconventional Muslim woman from Basra known as "the First of Sufis". She could be considered the progenitor of other great Sufi poets such as Jelaludin Rumi. Readers of these fiery verses and teaching-stories will glimpse Rabia's state of radical freedom. She challenges us: pass through the open doorway of the heart; transcend and transform all limitations; become as one with the Beloved.